RedBlacks offence has been a comedy of errors

Ottawa RedBlacks quarterback Henry Burris reacts after a play against the Calgary Stampeders at...

Ottawa RedBlacks quarterback Henry Burris reacts after a play against the Calgary Stampeders at McMahon stadium in Calgary, Aug. 9, 2014. (DARREM MAKOWICHUK/QMI Agency)

Tim Baines, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:31 PM ET

OTTAWA - At times, it's been a comedy of errors, a big Homer Simpson 'D'oh' except none of the Ottawa RedBlacks are really laughing. It's no joke.

Lately, the expansion franchise's offence has been stuck in neutral, sputtering as the team goes through growing pains.

It's the little things like routes not run to completion and the bigger things like dropped passes. The RedBlacks hope that by stripping their playbook down against the Montreal Alouettes Friday night, the offence can get on track.

"So many times, we're here in practice, guys are playing loose and they're lighting it up," said quarterback Henry Burris, who connected on just 12-of-23 passes for 113 yards a week ago against the Calgary Stampeders, hardly numbers you'd expect from a future Hall-of-Famer.


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